In 2006, Bayer Pharmaceuticals introduced a so-called revolutionary type of birth control pill, which the company sold under the names Yaz or Yasmin. Due to differences in hormones in this new type of pill, Bayer claimed Yaz and Yasmin would not only prevent pregnancy, but also clear up acne, promote weight loss, and decrease pre-menstrual symptoms such as moodiness and bloating. Not surprisingly, this type of pill soon became a bestseller, however, it did not take long for women to start reported serious and unexpected side effects of the new birth control pill.
While all birth control pills have certain side effects, Yaz and Yasmin contain a new type of synthetic progesterone called drospirenone. According to some studies, drospirenone is the cause of many of these additional side effects reported by users of Yaz or Yasmin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has as of yet declined to issue a recall for these pills, so they remain on the market and regularly prescribed by health professionals, putting users at risk. If you have suffered injury due to Yaz or Yasmin, the attorneys at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you file a legal claim against Bayer.
Dangerous Side Effects of Yaz
Some of the serious and possibly life-threatening side effects associated with Yaz include the following:
- Blood clots
- Gallbladder disease
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Liver dysfunction and tumors
- Anaphylactic reactions
- High blood sugar lading to diabetes
As you can see, many of these complications caused by Yaz may require extensive medical treatment and may even result in severe illness or death.
Contact a Clearwater, Florida Yaz Lawyer for a free consultation
Bayer’s advertising incited millions of women to switch their birth control method to Yaz or Yasmin, based on their claims that this medication would improve certain aspects of their health as well as prevent pregnancy. Women should be able to safely rely on Bayer’s advertisements that Yaz is safe and effective, without having to worry about serious medical complications. If you have suffered injury because of Yaz or Yasmin birth control pills, the experienced Clearwater pharmaceutical attorneys at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, can help you recover for your losses. Call us today at (727) 451-6900 to discuss a possible case, or feel free to use our online contact form found here.